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  • Tom Coburn calls ISIS threat 'spilled milk'

    Sen. Tom Coburn said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a situation the U.S. created and now it's "time for us to clean it up."

  • Oil exports would boost economy, lower gas prices: study

    Eliminating or ending some of the restrictions in the near-ban of crude oil exports could yield an economic infusion of between $600 billion and $1.8 trillion, according to a study released Tuesday.

  • Under militia power, Libya closer to failed state

    CAIRO (AP) — After three years of chaos since Moammar Gadhafi's fall, Libya is further crumbling into a failed state after Islamist-allied militias took over the capital Tripoli and other cities and set up their own government, driving out a parliament that was elected over the summer. The...

  • What defines success or failure for Obama on foreign policy?

    Everything in Obama's history suggests that he is going to leave the job half done, so long as that gets the issue off the front pages and off the TV newscasts.

  • Cheney to House Republicans: Don't go wobbly

    Dick Cheney on Tuesday urged House Republicans to avoid the drift toward isolationism that has gripped some elements of the GOP even in the midst of the rise of the Islamic State.

  • Henry Kissinger praises Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state

    "I've known her for many years now, and I respect her intellect," said Kissinger, who served as secretary of state from 1973 to 1977.

  • President Obama's approval ratings sink to new lows

    Just 38 percent of people give the president positive marks on international affairs, compared to 56 percent who disapprove, the survey shows. It is the first time Obama's approval has slipped below the 40 percent threshold in this poll.

  • Hagel finds Turkish help against Islamic State a tough sell

    The Obama administration sees Turkey as one of 10 core countries in the coalition it is trying to build to fight the Islamist extremist group.

  • Americans more concerned about growing Islamic State threat

    According to a poll by CNN/ORC International, 76 percent favor additional airstrikes against the Islamic State, with 45 percent of Americans seeing it as a "very serious threat to the U.S."

  • No easy scapegoat for Obama on foreign policy

    If Republicans make major gains in Congress in November at least in part because of President Obama's perceived weakness on foreign policy, it won't be easy for Obama to respond with a major shake-up of his national security team.

  • 'Though we're better prepared, enemy far stronger than on 9/11'

    U.S. troops are back in the fight in Iraq, and the debate in Washington has shifted from how to end the current wars to whether to start a new one against a more deadly version of the same enemy.

  • Hagel reassures Georgia of its importance to U.S.

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has met with top officials in the former Soviet state of Georgia to discuss Russia's reawakening ambitions in Europe.

  • Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio differ on combatting ISIS

    Leading Republicans who could find them facing off for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in just a few months have staked out different positions on combatting the Islamic State.

  • Top Democrats want Obama's ISIS strategy to address Syria

    It's not just hawkish Republicans urging President Obama to take hard line against the Islamic State. Democrats also want to see a more aggressive White House.

  • Key Democrat doubts Obama could get votes for ISIS military action

    Rep. Adam Smith said differences between members who are hesitant to vote for anything that smacks of another war in the Middle East, and hawks who would worry about limiting the president's ability to conduct military operations, could ultimately sink any legislation.



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